Resolution J6049-2013

Honoring Ralph A. Pizzo upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of distinguished service to the Newburgh Enlarged City School District

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  • Jun 20, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 16, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Ralph A. Pizzo upon the occasion of his
retirement after many years of distinguished  service  to  the  Newburgh
Enlarged City School District

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly  acknowledge  individuals of remarkable integrity and character
whose endeavors have enhanced the quality of  education  in  this  great
State; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Ralph A. Pizzo
upon  the  occasion  of his retirement after many years of distinguished
service to the Newburgh Enlarged City School District; and
  WHEREAS, Ralph A. Pizzo  served  the  Newburgh  Enlarged  City  School
District  for more than four decades; he will officially retire from the
esteemed position of Superintendent of Schools on Monday, June 30, 2014;
and
  WHEREAS, A lifelong resident of Newburgh, New  York,  Ralph  A.  Pizzo
began  his illustrious career in 1956 as a Classroom Educator within the
Newburgh Enlarged City School District; after 14  years  of  service  in
this  position,  he  was  promoted to Assistant Principal, a position he
held for 13 years; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout his tenure  with  the  District,  Ralph  A.  Pizzo
served in several capacities including Principal, Deputy Superintendent,
and  Acting  Superintendent  of  Schools;  in  1998, he retired from the
District, but returned to serve on the Board for five and a half  years,
followed by another six and a half years to assist with the reconfigura-
tion of the District; and
  WHEREAS, Ralph A. Pizzo was instrumental in converting the high school
to grades 9-12, establishing the two middle schools and the two, soon to
be three, Kindergarten through eight schools; and
  WHEREAS,  A  caring,  competent and committed leader, Ralph A. Pizzo's
character and integrity are the hallmarks of his  life  and  work  as  a
school district leader, a community volunteer and as a person; his quiet
approach  and  caring  attitude  creates  confidence  and  loyalty among
colleagues and friends alike; and
  WHEREAS, The Newburgh Community is indeed  fortunate  and  blessed  to
have  such  a  dedicated  and respected educational leader for more than
four decades; his wisdom and contributions reached into every classroom,
and he truly made a difference in the lives of  those  lucky  enough  to
have worked with him; and
  WHEREAS,  Ralph  A.  Pizzo  has continually demonstrated an impressive
dedication, an unparalleled devotion and an unremitting  enthusiasm  for
the quality of the educational programs and opportunities offered at the
Newburgh  Enlarged  City  School District for the benefit of its faculty
and students, as well as for the entire community; and
  WHEREAS, In completing his service as Superintendent of Schools, Ralph
A. Pizzo leaves behind more than  mere  bricks  and  mortar;  he  leaves
behind a legacy to the residents of the Newburgh community and to future
generations of its students; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Ralph A. Pizzo upon the occasion of his retirement,  and  for  his
significant  contributions  to  education  in  New York State; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ralph A. Pizzo.

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